MyWarn

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Description of App: 

**** What is MyWARN? **** MyWARN is an app that delivers critical National Weather Service severe weather risks, watches and warnings to your iPhone based on your location. This will work only in the USA. **** How It Works **** MyWARN constantly monitors the latest tornado, severe thunderstorm and flash flood watches and warnings from the National Weather Service. It uses the location services in your device to notify you immediately when an alert is issued for where you are. **** FEATURES **** * Only Alerts For Where You Are: Legacy warning systems, like sirens and NOAA Weatheradio, issue warnings for entire counties. But National Weather Service warnings are drawn very precisely. MyWARN only notifies you when you are in the precise alert area. * Only the Alerts You Want: MyWARN lets you filter out alerts that you don’t want. * Always On: MyWARN sits silently in memory waiting for a match from the MyWARN servers. * AlertsInMotion: MyWARN notifies you when you drive into or out of an alert, no matter where you are in the United States. * Early Heads Up: MyWARN alerts you hours in advance by notifying you when severe weather is forecast for your location by the experts at the Storm Prediction Center. * Simple Interface: MyWARN features a single screen that acts as a dashboard to give you an instant assessment of your situation. Alerts are color coded, labeled and organized for immediate recognition. * Safety Information: MyWARN gives you specific safety actions to be taken based on the particular alert you are located in. * Live Television Coverage: When a severe weather warning is issued for your location, it is time to immediately act. As you are getting in your safe place, MyWARN lets you watch television coverage and radar from partners who offer live streaming so you can get more information. **** MULTIPLE SOURCES FOR INFORMATION **** MyWARN is the newest type of severe weather notification system, but technology is not infallible. Never rely on just one source for weather alerts. Please ensure that you have multiple sources for severe weather information, including phone notification, NOAA Weatheradio, television and outdoor sirens. **** HAVE A PLAN **** MyWARN helps stack the odds in your favor by bringing you precise alerts and helping you know what actions to take. Having a plan, being weather aware and multiple excellent sources of severe weather information can increase your survival chances. **** KNOWN ISSUES/SUPPORT **** There are no known issues with the app at this time. Please let us know if you experience any problems or have suggestions by using the support email feature on the “More” menu. Your opinions and ideas are extremely important to us. FAQ: http://www.mywarn.com/FAQ **** COMMUNITY **** Be a part of the MyWARN community on the following social networks: Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/MyWARN/334469446594860 Google+: plus.google.com/b/117048726704723496161/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/MyWARNApp

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

2.9

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone
iPod Touch

iOS Version: 

10.3.1

Accessibility Comments: 

The dashboard is a little weird. Before getting there, there will be a box where it wants a promo code to unlock a limited time offer. It says to just type MyWarn if you do not have one. Basically, that is MyWarn, all one word no spaces, with a capital m, and a capital W. The dashboard screen is a little weird. It's laid out in a table although Voiceover won't tell you this. You have 3 collumns. Severe thunderstorm, tornado, and flood. Under these are headings for each section. You have to kind of know what order the headings go in as it doesn't read the collumn header before each cell, if that makes sense. It's pretty easy to figure out with a bit of concentration. Don't worry, it's not that bad when you actually get an alert. I'd suggest going to your tabs on the bottom of the screen, and going to settings as a lot of magic can be done there that you may want to look at. The app is $9.99 but it is so! worth it!

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

The developers really deserve a thumbs up. This app is phenomenal!